Actress Jean Simmons’ 1949 Bristol 420 drophead coupe was the major vendor at Bonhams MPH auction at Beaulieu, England, the place the pale environmentally friendly convertible bought for $221,126.
The car had been a present to the actress from co-star and long run partner, Stewart Granger. Theirs ended up amongst only 24 these kinds of vehicles developed by Bristol. Although employed extensively in promoting their movie, Adam and Evelyn, the auto experienced been pushed only 32,000 miles.
Two other cars and trucks on the docket bought for additional than $200,000 — a 1948 Delahaye Kind 135M drophead went for $211,956 and a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 introduced $202,439.
Bonhams stated the auction posted a 90 percent provide-via price for the far more than 120 cars and trucks on offer you and overall profits of virtually £2.5 million ($3.458 million).
In a unique sort of celeb provenance, a 1996 Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 — the regular variation, not the rally-prepped racer — owned by the late Colin McRae’s spouse and children bought for $15,572.
The auction was held as element of the International Autojumble (swap fulfill) at the Countrywide Motor Museum at Beaulieu. In addition to the cars, the auction docket bundled 400 heaps of automobilia.
“We had been delighted to take MPH on tour to Beaulieu, in which Bonhams has staged an auction for numerous yrs,” mentioned Rob Hubbert, head of the MPH auctions, which typically are held at Bicester Heritage. “The weekend captivated some 30,000 people resulting in a active salesroom, primary to our large sell-by means of fee proving the urge for food for reside sales and occasions among motor motor vehicle collectors and fans remains.”
Best-10 product sales, Bonhams MPH Beaulieu Sale, 2021
- 1959 Bristol 402 drophead, $221,126
- 1948 Delahaye Type 135M drophead, $211,956
- 1966 Aston Martin DB6, $202,439
- 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2, $196,210
- 1905 Lorraine-Dietrich CR2 sports racer, $191,539
- 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost, $133,921
- 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE, $124,578
- 1964 Alvis TE21 convertible, $119,906
- 1934 Bentley 3 1/2-Liter drophead, $112,120
- 1965 Jaguar E-Sort Collection 1 roadster, $84,090
(Prices involve buyer’s rate.)
The upcoming MPH sale by Bonhams is scheduled for December 11 at Bicester Heritage.
Even before then, Bonhams motorcar division will be active with auctions September 18 at the Goodwood Revival, October 1 at the Audrain Concours d’Elegance & Motor Week, Oct 10 at the Zoute Grand Prix, November 5 at its New Bond Road headquarters in London, and December 4, also at the London locale.